Shopaholics and fashionistas whisk out your credit cards. New York may possibly be the best shopping city in the world. Every major chain and label has an outpost here, and there are so many small designers and flea markets, you are guaranteed to bring home much more than you bargained for.
If you’re able to tear yourself away from Macy’s there are retail shops of all kinds as far as the eye can see in this neighbourhood. Walk uptown and cross over to 5th Ave to see the shops grow increasingly delectable and exclusive towards Saks Fifth Ave.
Bustle through the street stalls to find bargain versions of top designer handbags, shoes, watches, and perfumes. Always haggle for a better price. Wander deeper into Chinatown to find unusual goods like
live baby turtles and seahorse powder.
The most stylish of neighbourhoods for expensive designer goods and unbeatable window-shopping. Once the home of New York’s bohemian artist community, today a loft in SoHo sells for millions.
Lower East Side/St. Marks Ave
Every designer boutique you encounter is hipper than the next. Vintage clothing is displayed and sold with equal measures of style. And it’s not a bad place to stop for a trendy haircut or a cup of coffee either.
Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market/ W 39th St (btw 9th And 10th Aves)
Browse for antiques, dresses and shoes from the past century at the weekend street flea market in Hell’s Kitchen. Rain or shine. Not old junk, but priceless relics. There are also several flea markets in the region of Sixth Ave and 26th Street.
The world’s largest department store, with seven floors of merchandise covering an entire city block.
Address: 151 W. 34th St at Broadway
Phone: +1 (212) 695-4400
Saks Fifth Avenue
Ten floors of world famous luxury goods. Have a break in the 8th floor café Address: 611 Fifth Ave at 50th Street.
Phone: +1 (212) 753-4000
Designers share floor space with mid-priced labels since 1886 in art deco landmark building.
Address: 1000 Third Av at 59th Street
Phone: +1 (212) 705-2000
B&H; Photo Video and Pro Audio
You will never forget buying a camera in this world-class store run by Hasidic Jews.
Address: 420 9th Ave (btw 33rd and 34th streets)
Phone: +1 (212) 444-5000,
New York’s “best kept secret”. Shop here for discounts of up to 75% on designer goods.
Address: 22 Cortland St near Church St.
Phone: +1 (212) 227-9092